3com Integrates All Three Wi-Fi Standards into Sol'n Packages; to Drive Use of Wireless Enterprise Data Applications
3Com Corporation recently expanded its range of wireless solutions with new tri-mode wireless LAN access points and client adapters to accomplish a critical objective in its enterprise wireless strategy combining advanced wireless security with integrated products supporting all three Wi-Fi standards of 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g at a competitively affordable price.
Migrating to a tri-mode wireless LAN gives users with different standards-based wireless PC cards and PCI adapters reliable network access at multiple speeds and frequencies all on the same network. Enterprise customers who purchase 3Coms new solutions obtain the investment protection of owning highly flexible and secure wireless systems. 3Com is one of the few vendors that are offering this type of tri-mode wireless solution.
As Wi-Fi standards and products evolve, enterprises face the challenge of continuously migrating to the latest technologies while simultaneously protecting existing investments. The ability to upgrade easily and cost-effectively migrate to the latest technology is a weakness of current Wi-Fi systems. According to Yankee Groups Business WLAN Survey 2003, only 50% of WLAN-enabled organizations were very or somewhat satisfied with the ability to upgrade their wireless LANs. 3Coms new products address this issue by integrating the three Wi-Fi standards into a single platform, Sarah Kim, analyst at the Yankee Group. …